Thanksgiving and Agile – 10 Reasons We’re Thankful for Agile

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the many things we’ve been blessed with. Today’s turkey special includes our reasons to love Agile.

10 Reasons We’re Thankful for Agile This Thanksgiving:

  1. Customers come first – We love interacting in real-time with our Product Owners. They give us direction and meaning.
  2. Continuous improvement or kaizen – Agile is about always improving over time. It’s a lifestyle!
  3. Huge documentation is #fail – We want to work quicker and faster. Give us (developers) just enough to start kicking butt.
  4. Project course-correction is easy – We welcome changes and can make changes quickly and efficiently. Lessen your change management!
  5. Large projects are history – We can break projects into logical feature-rich chunks. Deliver early, deliver often. Keep it simple!
  6. Developers love quick wins – We can iteratively feel good about what we’re building. Every couple of weeks or so we produce valuable software.
  7. Agile isn’t prescriptive in methods – We can pick and choose different ways to apply Agile in our work environments. We love flexibility.
  8. Agile has created a community of believers and contributors – At a loss for a best way to implement a facet of Agile? Google it. Find Agile thought-leaders. There are plenty out there.
  9. Agile insists on good people who are motivated and flexible – Agile creates a need for best-of-breed-top-quality developers and workers. Design and build your company and teams around people who love challenges!
  10. Agile created the Agile News site: – Yep. We’re benefactors of this awesome thing called Agile. 🙂

So, what are your top reasons to love Agile?

Let us know in the comments.

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Author: peter

Peter Saddington is an Organizational Scientist and Certified Scrum Trainer. You can find him at

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